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Joplin Walmart Participates in Nationwide Wellness Day

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Rangeline Walmart in Joplin joined 4,700 other Walmart stores across the country for Wellness Day. As people head into Walmart to get their grocery shopping done, they have an opportunity to check a  different kind of errand off their list. "We are doing some basic screenings, we're doing blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings, calculating body mass index" says Dr. Feagan.  The State of Obesity reports that Missouri's diabetes rate is the ... More>>

Expanded Joplin Head Start in Full Swing After Federal Grant Video included

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An early head start program in Joplin is in full swing after a recent expansion. The Economic Security Corporation applied and received a six million dollar federal grant in March, helping families and daycare providers. Thanks to the grant  the Joplin Head Start program has been able to double the amount of kids they have in their program this year, helping low income families. "There was more needs or more children that needed to have a place to be, because we have... More>>

Deputy Cleared in Fatal Shooting in Vernon County

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    A Vernon County Sheriff's Deputy is cleared of any wrong doing following an investigation into a deadly shooting.     The Vernon County Prosecutor has determined there were no violations of the law -- clearing the deputy involved in the shooting.     The incident occurred June 21st just east of Nevada.     Deputy Alexander Stimson located a vehicle that was allegedly stolen.     The driver, later identified...

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Fort Scott Jail Construction Officials Face Issues With Construction Video included

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 Although not everybody in Bourbon County will be spending time in the new jail, officials say ensuring the project is done right is important when tax payer dollars are involved.  "Here we are. We are building a 6.85 million dollar facility and we want the best product to turn over to our voting public and people that are essentially paying the sales tax for this jail to go up..they deserve a good product" says Bourbon County Marshal, Bob Reed.  County commis... More>>

Joplin Police & Firefighter Pension Board Looks for More Efficient Tax Money Use Video included

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"I will address the process, straight on.  And it will be different than what you have right now," says a new consultant.

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Temporary Restraining Order Requested Against Outdoor Gun Range Video included

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An attorney who is also a recognized firearms expert has been hired.

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Jeff Slama Memorial Fund Chili Cook-off Honors Victim of Unsolved Murder Video included

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A group is raising funds in memory of a man shot and killed in his home. It’s  a case that is still unsolved. Jeff Slama was shot by an intruder and killed in October of 2013.        

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Neosho Budget Looks Grim, But It's Not As Red As It Seems

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The City of Neosho met tonight to approve the 2018 fiscal year budget.     Budget issues are nothing new to the community -  and the upcoming budget looks as though there's a shortfall, of more than $1 million.     But city officials say that's not the case, and that there's more than meets the eye.   To the untrained eye, when looking at the city budget, you see a negative balance -- which looks like a loss of about $1.4 mil... More>>

City of Pittsburg's Insurance Settles Lawsuit with Former Police Officer Video included

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The former police officer claims he was fired by Pittsburg's city manager and the City's police chief for being a whistle blower.

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NEO Seeks Applicants for Honors Program Launching in Spring Video included

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NEO A&M community college will launch an honors program in the spring of 2018 but the time for students to apply is now. 

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Council Hears Proposal For Downtown Parking

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    The City of Joplin hears a proposal to redesign a section of Main Street in downtown to enhance parking. Cunningham: "We've seen projects like this in other communities and we've seen them be successful, so, once the overlay was done, we kinda thought this is a temporary, quick, easy, cheap way to try something new."     Taylor Cunningham is the assistant to the city manager, she also works with the Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization. ... More>>

Boy Scouts Turn Camp Crowder into 'Camp Swampy' For Special Weekend Video included

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    More than 800 Boy Scouts from across the region - converge on "camp crowder" in Neosho.

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Allen County Bike Share Video included

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Thrive Allen County is all about rural revitalization. For the last 3 months, their new bike share program has brought new life to the way people get around the towns of Iola, and Humboldt, free of charge. 

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Parent's of Child Almost Adopted Out By Daycare Provider Speak Out

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The Still family is together, happy and healthy. But that almost wasn't the case  "Who knows what would have happened had I not been fired from work" says Chris Still.  That is when Lasonya Poindexter's plan to have her clients daughter adopted by another family fell apart.  Christian, the father stayed home to watch the two kids.   Poindexter allegedly had been planning to adopt their youngest child to a couple in Arkansas. The day after Christian l...

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Joplin Woman Charged with Attempted Kidnapping Video included

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A Joplin daycare operator found herself in federal court Thursday after being arrested by the FBI. Her arrest stems from a bizarre case of attempted kidnapping.

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Customer Questions Company's Oversight of Dealers

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"They're just letting anybody, who wants to stick their sign in the ground somewhere, sell their product."

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McDonald County Food Pantry and Thrift Store Fights Back Against Theft. Video included

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Angela and Lissa are boxing up food to give to those in need, food that is funded by the community and mostly their thrift store sales. Crosslines feeds around 700 McDonald County families every month.  But it is often stolen before it can be placed in the right hands. "They'll drop it off outside and we cant get in fast enough, people are taking it before we can get it in" says the Crosslines director, Angela Martin. But prosecuting someone for donation theft comes ... More>>

Hurricane Recovery Supply Demand Bring Business Boom for Trucking Industry Video included

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The destruction in Texas and Florida, after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, has resulted in a huge demand for goods. From bottled water and generators as well as wallboard and plywood. And area trucking companies are answering the call. 

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Ready to Rock in Bourbon County

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Bourbon County, KS and the city of Fort Scott have a gift for local businesses: 3000 tons of gravel! 

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Joplin High School Student Alleges Discrimination, Body Shaming From Teacher Video included

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"We've spoken with other students.  It's something that has been going on.  It needs to stop," says the student's attorney.

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Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Sexual Battery and Misconduct Video included

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Charges are filed against a now, former Pittsburg police officer. The Crawford county sheriff’s office is now handling the investigation. Twenty-two year old Jessie Edward Loren Davis of Carthage is charged with aggravated sexual battery and official misconduct. 

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Former Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct Video included

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On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford County Jail after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was obtained by Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators through Crawford County District Court. Davis was arrested on two counts- Count 1- Aggravated Sexual Battery and Count 2- Official Misconduct. Count 1 alleges that on or about the 26th ... More>>

Pittsburg City Leaders Tour Block 22 Progress

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     City officials in Pittsburg got their first look at the progress being made on the Block 22 Project downtown.      They were given a tour of 2 of the buildings. Ahead of their regular commission meeting, Pittsburg city leaders got an up-close look at progress downtown.  They got a look at the National Bank building and the Crowell Drugs building. Gray: "We were able to tour them before the demolition started, so to see them now with al... More>>

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  • ManXpo - September 22nd, 23rd

    ManXpo - September 22nd, 23rd

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:42:40 GMT

    For two days the Joplin Convention Center will be devoted to all things manly. Sponsored by The Big Nickel, the first "ManXpo" is set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and will be an  interactive event, with booth promos and public interaction both days.  Everything from NASCAR and Golf simulators, as well as a catch and release fish pond. Other features include hunting and fishing displays, live music, cars, trucks and motorcycles, DIY Demos...

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    For two days the Joplin Convention Center will be devoted to all things manly. Sponsored by The Big Nickel, the first "ManXpo" is set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and will be an  interactive event, with booth promos and public interaction both days.  Everything from NASCAR and Golf simulators, as well as a catch and release fish pond. Other features include hunting and fishing displays, live music, cars, trucks and motorcycles, DIY Demos...

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  • Joplin Man Charged After Disturbance With Weapon

    Joplin Man Charged After Disturbance With Weapon

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:26:35 GMT
    ? On September 21, 2017 at 5:06pm Officers were dispatched to a call at 132 South St. Louis. The caller said there was a disturbance in the residence and a male had fired a gun. An officer and a trainee were right by the location when the call came out, and arrived immediately. They began gathering information from people outside and learned the suspect was still in the house along with a female and two small children. Additional officers arrived and the house was surrounded. The...More >>
    ? On September 21, 2017 at 5:06pm Officers were dispatched to a call at 132 South St. Louis. The caller said there was a disturbance in the residence and a male had fired a gun. An officer and a trainee were right by the location when the call came out, and arrived immediately. They began gathering information from people outside and learned the suspect was still in the house along with a female and two small children. Additional officers arrived and the house was surrounded. The...More >>
  • Carterville, MO Water Shutdown - September 25th

    Carterville, MO Water Shutdown - September 25th

    Thursday, September 21 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-09-21 21:52:44 GMT
    On Monday, September 25, 2017, we will have a system-wide water shutdown.  Starting at 6:00 AM, we will begin closing off valves at our storage tank to deplete our distribution system.  We need to change a hydrant and add two main-line valves into our system and are unable to do so while the system is pressurized.  What this means for you is that there will be no available water services starting at 6:00 AM.  All of the prep work for these jobs should be completed ...More >>
    On Monday, September 25, 2017, we will have a system-wide water shutdown.  Starting at 6:00 AM, we will begin closing off valves at our storage tank to deplete our distribution system.  We need to change a hydrant and add two main-line valves into our system and are unable to do so while the system is pressurized.  What this means for you is that there will be no available water services starting at 6:00 AM.  All of the prep work for these jobs should be completed ...More >>
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  • High School Football Scoreboard -- Sept. 22

    High School Football Scoreboard -- Sept. 22

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:59:49 GMT

    Area High School Football Scores for Friday, Sept. 22

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    Area High School Football Scores for Friday, Sept. 22

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  • Deputy Cleared in Fatal Shooting in Vernon County

    Deputy Cleared in Fatal Shooting in Vernon County

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:13:55 GMT

        A Vernon County Sheriff's Deputy is cleared of any wrong doing following an investigation into a deadly shooting.     The Vernon County Prosecutor has determined there were no violations of the law -- clearing the deputy involved in the shooting.     The incident occurred June 21st just east of Nevada.     Deputy Alexander Stimson located a vehicle that was allegedly stolen.     The driver, later identified...

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        A Vernon County Sheriff's Deputy is cleared of any wrong doing following an investigation into a deadly shooting.     The Vernon County Prosecutor has determined there were no violations of the law -- clearing the deputy involved in the shooting.     The incident occurred June 21st just east of Nevada.     Deputy Alexander Stimson located a vehicle that was allegedly stolen.     The driver, later identified...

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  • Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18

    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:19:02 GMT

    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18 PDF Questionnaire Please provide as much information as possible: Stats, quotes, your hopes & feelings about the upcoming season, etc.  The more information you provide here the less we’ll bother you later.  If anything changes (players transferring, coaches leaving, position changes, etc.) after you return the questionnaire please contact us so we can make the magazine as up to date as possible. Thanks for your help! ...

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    Full Court Press Questionnaire 2017-18 PDF Questionnaire Please provide as much information as possible: Stats, quotes, your hopes & feelings about the upcoming season, etc.  The more information you provide here the less we’ll bother you later.  If anything changes (players transferring, coaches leaving, position changes, etc.) after you return the questionnaire please contact us so we can make the magazine as up to date as possible. Thanks for your help! ...

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